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High Water Marks

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While irrigation inputs are weather-dependent, golf course superintendents have a number of tools at their disposal to keep their systems running smoothly and their properties in top condition, no matter what conditions Mother Nature may impose.   Superintendents constantly need to adapt to the unpredictable whims of Mother Nature, especially when it comes to irrigation […]


Knowing the Score

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When Dedham (Mass.) Country and Polo Club (DCPC) renovated its golf course from mid-September 2017 to late May 2018, the membership closely monitored the progress of the project. And that’s just the way the club’s staff wanted it. In fact, they gave the members the means to do it. The DCPC staff devised a “renovation […]


The Club That Plays Together…

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The annual employee-member golf tournament at Lords Valley Country Club has helped to form closer relationships and understanding through spirited but friendly competition. Member-member and member-guest tournaments are common occurrences at golf course properties. The staff at Lords Valley (Pa.) Country Club, however, has added a different spin to its tournament lineup. Since 2016, Lords Valley […]


Getting in Line

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Asking golfers to make divots in a linear pattern while using the driving range at Farmington Country Club has reduced the amount of time needed, and the amount of material required, for repairing the turf in the club’s practice areas. No matter how much they love the game, most golfers can’t play like professionals. But […]


Letting Nature Take the Course

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After earning certification as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, Paradise Valley Country Club now holds an annual Audubon Day event to educate members and their children on the importance of protecting natural resources. Sometimes, it only takes a short while to make a longlasting impression on the next generation. Just ask the folks at Paradise […]


Sweet Revenge

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Sun City Hilton Head hosts an annual “Superintendent’s Revenge” event, including unusual obstacles on every hole. And you thought it was hard to get a Masters Tournament badge. At Sun City Hilton Head in Bluffton, S.C., a chance to tee it up for the annual “Superintendent’s Revenge” event is on par with trying to gain […]